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Senior Childcare Lawyer

Job Description

Service Care Legal are currently working alongside a local authority, based in Devon, which is in need of a Senior Childcare Solicitor to join their team. In this role, you will lead on complex childcare cases, providing expert legal advice and representation. This role requires a proactive approach and a deep commitment to child welfare.

ROLE: Senior Childcare Solicitor


RATE: £60ph - £65ph

CONTRACT LENGTH: 7 months ongoing

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert legal advice on all aspects of childcare law, including child protection, adoption, and fostering.
  • Draft and review legal documents, ensuring accuracy and compliance with current legislation.
  • Attend and contribute to multi-disciplinary meetings, case conferences, and other relevant forums.

About You:

  • Qualified solicitor with a current practising certificate.
  • Extensive experience in childcare law, ideally within a local authority setting.
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.


  • Flexible working arrangements to support a healthy work-life balance.
  • Continuous professional development opportunities.
  • Weekly pay

If this Senior Childcare Solicitor vacancy sounds like an opportunity that is right for you or someone you know, then don't hesitate to get in touch with Hugh Barnes via email,, or via phone at 01772208969 .

We also welcome referrals for this position, where a successful recommendation would be worth £250.